Anna Personen styled the BREATHE by MCQ campaign. BREATHE, the seventh icon by MCQ, is inspired by meditation and the myriad ways air influences movement; literally and figuratively taking a breather.
I feel a sense of ease and belonging when I engage with and experience sculpture, certain types of architecture, and land art. There are some artworks and sites that I always go back to because they’ve had a profound effect on me, in almost an unexplainable manner. The Teshima Art Museum, by architect Ryue Nishizawa in Japan, is one of these sites, for example. There I simultaneously feel exhilarated and deeply calm. The work of artist Rei Naito, ‘Matrix (2010)’, which was exhibited at the museum, is based on Zen philosophy and the concept of nothingness. The work at first glance could go almost unnoticed, or not feel like a deliberate artwork by a human being but a natural phenomenon, and I find that so clever. This piece always makes me think of mine and all of our place in this universe. It’s a very simple execution but somehow guides us to some deep questions about our existence, and I love that duality.